National Emergency Medicine Programme Irish Children's Triage System (ICTS)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/613303
Title:
National Emergency Medicine Programme Irish Children's Triage System (ICTS)
Authors:
National Emergency Medicine Programme; Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Service Executive
Issue Date:
16-Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/613303
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This document describes the Irish Children’s Triage System (ICTS), a child-specific triage tool that should be followed for the prioritisation and assessment of paediatric patients presenting to an Emergency Department (ED) in Ireland. Locally developed paediatric triage systems had been in place in two Paediatric EDs in Dublin, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC) and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, (TSCUH). Formal evaluations of these systems indicated that they were safe and effective tools. As a quality improvement initiative, the National Emergency Medicine Programme (EMP) through its Emergency Nursing Interest Group (ENIG) convened an ICTS project subgroup comprising senior nurses from seven EDs (children’s only and mixed) and specialists in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. This group collaboratively produced the national ICTS, based largely on the pre-existing tool in use in OLCHC with input from TSCUH.
Keywords:
EMERGENCY CARE; CHILD HEALTH; HOSPITALS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Emergency Medicine Programmeen
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-16T10:25:38Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-16T10:25:38Zen
dc.date.issued2016-06-16en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/613303en
dc.descriptionThis document describes the Irish Children’s Triage System (ICTS), a child-specific triage tool that should be followed for the prioritisation and assessment of paediatric patients presenting to an Emergency Department (ED) in Ireland. Locally developed paediatric triage systems had been in place in two Paediatric EDs in Dublin, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC) and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, (TSCUH). Formal evaluations of these systems indicated that they were safe and effective tools. As a quality improvement initiative, the National Emergency Medicine Programme (EMP) through its Emergency Nursing Interest Group (ENIG) convened an ICTS project subgroup comprising senior nurses from seven EDs (children’s only and mixed) and specialists in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. This group collaboratively produced the national ICTS, based largely on the pre-existing tool in use in OLCHC with input from TSCUH.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executiveen
dc.subjectEMERGENCY CAREen
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen
dc.subjectHOSPITALSen
dc.titleNational Emergency Medicine Programme Irish Children's Triage System (ICTS)en
dc.typeReporten
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